Bockmuehl: Jesus' Jewishness and the Historical Quest

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2 Responses to Bockmuehl: Jesus' Jewishness and the Historical Quest

  1. judahgabriel says:

    “Making Jesus more of a Jew may seem to have the effect of making him less of a Christian

  2. net2merc says:

    Derek and judagabriel,

    AMEN AND AMEN! I have experienced this imbalance in most of my Christian circles, so I’m developing my Messianic Jewish circles. Be encouraged b/c there is a real stirring in the Christian body toward balancing our known ‘Jesus’ with His (our) Jewish roots. This movement is a challenge to Christians…and they don’t like it. Oh well. We prefer our comfort zone.

    My feeling is that overall church worship has become boring so it’s time to go deeper as the Spirit calls us forth into Himself. I’m hearing arguments from those with Christian backgrounds that “well, all gods are the same and there are many ways to God.” Ignorance is not bliss, it’s dangerous.

    I go ‘mad’ when I hear that our Creator God, the only true and Living God and Father is the same as Allah. Please!

    Thank you for this discussion! It enriches my life and gives me hope. To start restoration of our understanding is to restore Biblical historic Christianity…which I think is what’s happening with the furtherance of these discussions in making the right historical connections for the Body of Christ.

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